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Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN

OBITUARY

Madeane McFarland

April 12, 1929July 24, 2019
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Madeane McFarland, 90, Yorktown, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Golden Living Center – Sycamore Village in Kokomo, Indiana after suffering from Alzheimers for an extended period of time.

Madeane was born Friday, April 12, 1929, in Muncie, Indiana, the daughter of Norman H. and Martha Ellen (Petro) Lawson. She graduated from Selma High School in 1947 and went on to undertake secretarial and administrative staff training at Indiana Business College. She worked at Chevrolet Muncie and then for many years as administrative staff for the Mathematics and Computer Science Departments at Ball State University in Muncie until retirement. Madeane was a member of the Indiana Society of Mayflower Descendants, being a descendant of Edward Fuller of the historic 1620 voyage of the ship Mayflower to America. She was a past member of Yorktown United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, knitting, collecting antique glassware, and working about the yard and farm buildings of her rural home in Yorktown.

Madeane is survived by three sons, Steve (wife, Rogenia) McFarland of Beech Grove, Indiana, R. Scott McFarland of Peoria, Illinois, and Mark (wife, Reba) McFarland of Warren, Indiana; sister, Nora Frances (husband, Weldon) Alley of Montgomery, Texas; brother, John K. (wife, Janette) Lawson of Bradenton, Florida; as well as grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Madeane was preceded in death by her husband of almost sixty years, Robert D. McFarland in 2012; her parents, Norman H. Lawson in 1975, Smithfield, Indiana, and Martha Ellen (Petro) Lawson in 2006, Brenham, Texas; her sisters, Norma Jean Mohle in 2007, Montgomery, Texas, Martha Jane Swingley in 2014, Hayden, Idaho, brothers, Gorman L. Lawson in 2006, Muncie, Indiana, and Edward Bernard Lawson in 1958, Selma, Indiana, and a daughter, Holly Ellis in 1988, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.

Services to celebrate Madeane’s life will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

Family and friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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William Ekman

August 10, 2019

Always kind, caring and helpful to others she met, certainly we rejoice that Madeane's beautiful soul rests in the loving arms of God.

Phil Petro

August 1, 2019

So sorry that Rosalie and I could not make the calling hours. I was having tests performed at IUMethodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Please accept our condolences.

Phil & Rosalie Petro

Ronetta Sumwalt (Miller)

July 29, 2019

Always enjoyed watching her work the horses growing up. So sorry for your loss.

Howard and Patricia McCarty

July 29, 2019

Steve and family,we are sorry about the loss of your mother and we also know the anguish of Altzheimers because my mom also had it for many years before her death. She is healed and with Jesus now.You have our sympathy. It's always hard to lose your mother.Love Howie and Pattie

Donald Whitaker

July 28, 2019

So very sorry to hear of Madeane's passing. She was a valued member of the Ball State Department of Mathematical Sciences staff for many years. Early on, she wasn't sure she could do typing for "mathematics professors," but she soon learned, first on her typewriter and then on the computer that she could. While I was department chair, I knew that I could always count on her dedication to her work. I also came to know Mick, her husband of many years and admired him for his devotion to her that extended well beyond his own professional career. I know Madeane also loved the outdoors, particularly working in her flowers and yard, where I suspect she was a perfectionist!

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Madeane and Bob
Easter Sunday 3-11/82

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Madeane and Bob
Easter Sunday 3-11/82

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1993

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